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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Responsible for designing and developing a product/product family. Ensures production procedures efficiently utilize materials and personnel. Tests finished product for quality purposes and recommends changes to product specifications as necessary. Manual Transmission/Transaxle Design and Release Engineer: The individual filling this position will be responsible for the design specification, syste...
$3,000 sign on bonus, Start up to $0.40+ cpm, paid weekly. OTR guarantee of $850/week minimum. Regional guarantee of $750/week minimum. Quarterly bonuses, Non-forced New York City - $150 extra, Dry van, 40% drop-&-hook, 99% no-touch, and 0% Hazmat, New model equipment, and APU's on virutally all trucks, Full benefits and a 401K plan for you and your family. Spend less time at the truck stop and mo...
Responsible for designing and developing a product/product family. Ensures production procedures efficiently utilize materials and personnel. Tests finished product for quality purposes and recommends changes to product specifications as necessary. Job responsibilities will include knowledge of engine design and function, engine calibration, engine testing, including combustion analysis, emission...
Full-Time Position, Monday-Friday 7am-4pm, salary + bonus pay, which will vary depending on experience. Professional, Positive, and Friendly Attitude Required. Will communicate with service customers to identify trade and new vehicle purchase opportunities. Must be comfortable talking with all levels of customers, and be computer literate. Light clerical duties and phone follow-up involved. Qualif...
1 Year Contract Assignment $10.00 Hourly (Day Shifts) This position will require the following job duties: Material Handling, Belt Fabrication, & Some Shipping & Receiving duties within a warehouse. *Candidates cannot begin an assignment without successful completion of drug and background clearance...
-We are seeking subcontractors for ongoing maintenance and repairs on vacant bank owned homes/properties. Services include (not limited to): • Grass Cuts/Snow Removal • Lock Changes • Winterizations • Debris Removal/Trash Outs • Construction Repairs • Light Cleaning/Maid Service Subcontractor must have your own vehicle, computer, printer, & smart phone to take pictures. You also need your own tool...
$3,000 sign on bonus, Start up to $0.40+ cpm, paid weekly. OTR guarantee of $850/week minimum. Regional guarantee of $750/week minimum. Quarterly bonuses, Non-forced New York City - $150 extra, Dry van, 40% drop-&-hook, 99% no-touch, and 0% Hazmat, New model equipment, and APU's on virutally all trucks, Full benefits and a 401K plan for you and your family. Spend less time at the truck stop and mo...
TruAssets LLC is a full property preservation company located in Columbus, Ohio. We are seeking Property Preservation Subcontractors and Handyman/Lawn Maintenance contractors in your state. Independent contractors will be responsible for performing Initial services, ongoing maintenance and repairs including but not limited to: • Grass Cuts/Snow Removal • Lock Changes • Winterizations • Debris Remo...
-TradeForce Staffing is looking for qualified candidates to work a 1-2 week long project installing (pallet racking) heavy steel rack systems that store lumber and plywood. You will be responsible for raising and anchoring steel frames, beams, joists, columns to form completed racking and shelving. This position requires all workers be able to perform physical activities that require lifting, clim...
-We are seeking subcontractors for ongoing maintenance and repairs on vacant bank owned homes/properties. Services include (not limited to): • Grass Cuts/Snow Removal • Lock Changes • Winterizations • Debris Removal/Trash Outs • Construction Repairs • Light Cleaning/Maid Service Subcontractor must have your own vehicle, computer, printer, & smart phone to take pictures. You also need your own tool...
Atlas Staffing is looking for dedicated shipping/receiving professional for a local furniture company's distribution center. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of shipping/receiving experience as well as a "can-do" attitude and a strong desire to work as well as a history of great attendance. This job requires good physical condition as lifting up to 50 lbs unassisted and working all d...
Class A Drivers with 9 months OTR experience WANTED to run NE Regional. Drivers are home every 5-7 days (3 out of 4 weekends). 43-47 CPM determined by years of verifiable OTR experience plus 4 CPM for all miles driven east of I-81. Extra pay stops. Annual safety bonus, Health, Dental and life insurance coverage, 401K and paid vacation. Mostly drop and hook and 95% no touch. Minimum Requirements: M...
Position Summary: The Fulltime Warehouse Attendant is responsible to track and maintain Set Top Box equipment inventory levels in company facility and storage rooms on a daily basis. Location: E. Walton Blvd, Pontiac, MI Hours: Monday - Saturday 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Mon - Sat. Four Sunday's a year for Quarterly Inventories Compensation: $11/HR Openings: (1) ATTENDANT WILL: • Need a valid persona...
Position Summary: The Senior Manager of Team Relations is responsible for delivering appropriate and effective union avoidance initiatives to build a comprehension union avoidance program. Consults with executive management to create a work culture that promotes, values and supports inclusive attitudes, behaviors and systems that enable Team Members to achieve their maximum performance and potenti...
Responsible for designing and developing a product/product family. Ensures production procedures efficiently utilize materials and personnel. Tests finished product for quality purposes and recommends changes to product specifications as necessary. Candidates will be considered for best fit into one of the following position types BSME, BSEE or Engineering degree with extensive automotive electric...
Direct Hire CDL Driver. Monday-Friday 6am-5pm or later. Must have 1-2 years experience with Tractor trailer or flatbed....
Automotive Dealer Assistant Controller needed. Experience Desired, but not necessary. Reply with resume detailing education, work history, references, and salary requirement....
Truck drivers earn up to $0.445 per mile* as a Tanker CDL Driver, and they’re among the highest paid in Schneider’s fleet - averaging $6,000 - $10,000 more per year. Tanker truckers also enjoy a flexible time off program - selecting six preferred days off each month. Plus, Schneider Tanker truck drivers enjoy a small company feel with the advantage of large company benefits! Schneider tanker drive...
Job Summary: This position is responsible for the performance of multiple operating locations in assigned sub-region. This includes, but is not limited to: Meeting daily customer shipping expectations, delivering against customer contract metrics, budget adherence, labor and asset management, and developing operational improvement programs to drive efficiency and effectiveness. Responsible for sup...
Company Confidential Avon, MA, 02322
Award-Winning Moving Company Looking for Experienced and Qualified Drivers/Movers REQUIREMENTS * Clean driving record * Experience driving 26’ box truck (CDL is NOT required) * Previous experience moving furniture and packing * Able to pass strength test, drug test, and background test * Ability to work within a team, focus on customer service, while doing a physically challenging job * Willingnes...

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